Dutchman has already been deemed surplus to requirements by the recently appointed United boss.
New Manchester United head coach David Moyes will offload defender Alexander Buttner as soon as the winter transfer window opens again for business for the year in January, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
The former Netherlands Under-21 international has only been at the Premier League champions for just over a year now, with Buttner having been brought to Old Trafford from Eredivisie outfit Vitesse Arnhem on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee last August by previous Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, despite featuring in 13 matches in total in all competitions for the north-west giants under Fergie last time out, including five matches in the Premier League, during which time Buttner managed to find the back of the net on two occasions, the left back has barely been seen at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ this time around.
In fact, the 24-year-old has started two fixtures under Ferguson’s successor so far in the new campaign, one of which was in the Premier League, as cover for first-choice left-sided full back Patrice Evra.
But Moyes has, by all accounts, now decided that Buttner is not up to the challenge at United and will let the Dutchman go in the new year, with the search already on to find a replacement for the player.